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African Queen coming to BluRay & DVD!


#1

Finally one of the best films ever made is coming to DVD, I saw Lucio Fulci’s “Cat In The Brain” DVD on the store shelves and I thought it was such impudence! You have great films like Johnny Guitar, Wuthering Heights, Juarez, etc. which are not on DVD format, and then you have a film like “Cat In The Brain” on shelves!



What is up with that!



But it’s TCM that has revived these great films which have survived the test of time through decades. The film will hit shelves next month and I’m damn glad. This will go great with my John Huston collection:


  • Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
  • Maltese Falcon
  • Wise Blood
  • The Misfits
  • Annie (2 disc edition released a few weeks)
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Key Largo



    And now 00

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  • The AFRICAN QUEEN!!!
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    #2

    African Queen has been on DVD in german speaking countries for many years, also in Australia, Great Britain and France.



    It’s funny how ignorant (or lazy) Americans are when it comes to things like this, not thinking about looking somewhere else besides their own home.



    At the same time, real hardcore movie fans like me hunt down rare DVD versions of movies from all around the world, like the spanish DVD of “Rolling Thunder” for example or a Hong Kong DVD of some Bronson movie.


    #3

    [quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]African Queen has been on DVD in german speaking countries for many years, also in Australia, Great Britain and France.



    It’s funny how ignorant (or lazy) Americans are when it comes to things like this, not thinking about looking somewhere else besides their own home.



    At the same time, real hardcore movie fans like me hunt down rare DVD versions of movies from all around the world, like the spanish DVD of “Rolling Thunder” for example or a Hong Kong DVD of some Bronson movie.[/quote]


    It's because we (most Americans) don't want to shell out more for a region free dvd player. And I have a copy of Rolling Thunder, but it's a vhs transfer to a dvd.

    #4

    ah common, a real hardcore film fan wouldn’t mind the extra bucks. also, you can region-unlock most DVD players by pushing a few buttons on the remote, just google it.


    #5

    [quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]ah common, a real hardcore film fan wouldn’t mind the extra bucks. also, you can region-unlock most DVD players by pushing a few buttons on the remote, just google it.[/quote]

    Then yes in that case, I am too lazy. ;D



    But I bought my Rolling Thunder dvd on a site called RevengeHorror. A good collection, but most of the transfers are vhs.


    #6

    it took me two years to track down a VHS copy of Rolling Thunder. i found three copies in a store around the corner from me after all that searching. it is much better than any dvd version, i’d imagine. it even cuts out in one of them at a point, the sound goes monotone and the image curls up into itself then it pops back. its awesome.


    #7

    [quote=“F.W.”]it took me two years to track down a VHS copy of Rolling Thunder. i found three copies in a store around the corner from me after all that searching. it is much better than any dvd version, i’d imagine. it even cuts out in one of them at a point, the sound goes monotone and the image curls up into itself then it pops back. its awesome.[/quote]

    Damn, one place had 3 copies?



    There is a video store around me that only carries rare, foreign, arthouse and B-movies and they have the Spainsh DVD of Rolling Thunder and won’t let it go for nothing. Haven’t seen if they had the vhs.



    CK, they have a whole section just for Charles Bronson films. 8) But I never rent from there because it’s 1 day rentals and it is a good ride to there and back, plus I just buy dvds anyways.


    #8

    yeah, it’s a bookstore that used to sell used VHS and they had a bunch of gems back when i used to watch nothing but genre films i’d go there often.


    #9

    [quote=“F.W.”]yeah, it’s a bookstore that used to sell used VHS and they had a bunch of gems back when i used to watch nothing but genre films i’d go there often.[/quote]


    That's cool. If it wasn't for the video store I mentioned, there would only be Blockbusters around here. Oh and those RedBox things. Sucks that mom & pop stores are vanishing. But people only want the popular things these days and what is on T.V., so the old video and music stores are going out of business. Sad.

    #10

    [quote=“Col. Crazy Kenneth”]African Queen has been on DVD in german speaking countries for many years, also in Australia, Great Britain and France.
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    I was gonna say. African Queen has been on DVD for a while. Funny how the US hasn’t released one yet.

    [quote=“G”]
    It’s because we (most Americans) don’t want to shell out more for a region free dvd player. And I have a copy of Rolling Thunder, but it’s a vhs transfer to a dvd.[/quote]

    That’s another thing. I find in Australia that a lot of DVD players are region-free anyway. Out of the four I have in my house, they all are region-free (and bought that way in a regular electronics store). Two of them were in the $40-$60 price range.

    [quote=“F.W.”]yeah, it’s a bookstore that used to sell used VHS and they had a bunch of gems back when i used to watch nothing but genre films i’d go there often.[/quote]

    Yeah, there’s a video store near me called Trash Video that is loaded with old VHS. It’s not for sale for the most part, just a rental store. The guy who runs it put his own collection into the store when he opened it. There’s so much shit there, half the videos are lined along the floor cause he ran out of shelf space.